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First Quarter 2011




Namaste, Divine Brothers and Sisters,


So many communications have come in by emails, notes and in person from many of you that you have seen and felt Namadeva Acharya's energy in meditations and dreams, often joking around as he did in life.  It is wonderful how his energy is still with us in his highest form every day.  I intend to have a page on the website which will be a compilation of these communications.


In the time since Namadeva Acharya's passing nearly six months ago, I have been working as hard as I can, as he requested, to continue to teach his workshops and make new products available.  I am also editing the 3-volume set of books and expect to have Vol. III, Third Edition, ready in the next few months.


None of this would be possible without the support from my gurus, Namadeva Acharya, Satguru Rama Mata and Satguru Sant Keshavadas, as well as the support from all of you who continue to send me prayers and the fruit of your mantra work and pujas.  I am certainly stressed but very, very grateful for all the help I am receiving.


I send you my love to you all and look forward to seeing many of you at the workshops listed in the column below right.


Prem & Shanti,



Big Energetic Shifts Bring Big Changes in the Earth, The Governments and Individually.  


In 2010, there were several powerful eclipses and a Cardinal Cross during the summer months, which was most potent in July 2010 when Uranus and Jupiter were in Aries opposing Saturn in Libra and Pluto, now  in Capricorn for 12-13 years, was opposing Sun and Mercury in Cancer.  


We all have been through difficult times in 2010, including the earthquake in Haiti, the spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the passing of Namadeva Acharya, but we are beginning a long, gradual process of healing.


The planets in first part of this year brought a definite intensity.   We went through a partial solar eclipse new moon on Jan. 4, 2011 which signaled a new paradigm for humankind. At the time of the eclipse there was a massive conjunction made up of the Sun, Moon, Mars, Pluto and North Node.  In addition, the conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus also occurred on 1/4/2011, which some astrologers say stimulates Divine inspiration and activates our connection to the Galactic Center.


Certified Mantra Teacher and intuitive astrologer, Jill Jardine, says, "The old order is rapidly fading, as we see the end of old regimes in Egypt and the Middle East.  Planet Earth is reeling from solar flares, galactic frequencies, waves of change, and energetic shifts according the Mayan calendar accelerations which will fully immerse us in early March."   


We certainly saw another demonstration of the shifting of Planet Earth, as the coastline of Japan moved 8 feet, and Earth's axis shifted by 10 cm on March 11 from Japan's 8.9 earthquake.   The tsunami in response to those energies flooded whole towns on the north end of the main island and caused thousands of deaths.  We are clearly, since the Sumatra earthquake and tsunami, in a new era of more frequent large quakes in the Ring of Fire around the Pacific Ocean.  Taking precautions if you live near the Pacific would be a very wise idea before the next one. 


Back in November, Jill said:  "The big secret in esoteric and cosmological circles is that the much awaited 2012 shifts are already here.  We don't have to wait til the big due date of December 21, 2012.  The galactic transformations are in progress.  We are living in the new time-space continuum, which will become more evident in the coming months.  Between November 3, 2010 - March 9, 2011 we are in a galactic grace period to prepare even more because from March 9, 2011- October 28, 2011, we will feel those new time-space energies in full tilt."


In her current newsletter, Jill says, "This upcoming time cycle features major energy influxes heralded by the arrival of the Universal Underworld  on March 9, 2011,  according to the Mayan calendar.  This will be a stage of completion and new beginnings. On March 11, 2011, Uranus, the planet of change, shifts into the sign of Aries for the next seven years, which will bring new inventions, new beginnings, and new awakenings in consciousness of the collective.


All these galactic convergences indicate that  time will speed up yet again, and we will all be operating on hyper-drive. Unresolved issues, hurts, and karmas will be popping to the surface for healing. This can play out in the emotional body, the physical body, in your  relationships, and in your finances. The time to commit to healing and wholeness is now, or the disconnection in your life will become more pronounced. Many people are suffering in their physical bodies as health issues come to the surface, especially those that have an emotional root which has been in denial and thus not integrated fully for healing. 


We are being offered an opportunity to shift all our mental constructs of time, money, love, and health into the realm of infinite possibilities.  Manifestations can be instantaneous, so be clear about what you want to bring into  your life.  Now is the time to move yourself forward in your personal trajectory.


The collective is also getting an infusion of the medicine of change for the better, as we see mass movements erupting to bring in more equality, peace, and unification. This is  the long-awaited dimensional shift from duality into unity consciousness which will happen in individuals, societies, countries and governing bodies. No wonder the Middle East, Libya, etc are in turmoil throwing out their dictators, releasing oppression, and asking for democracy and fairness in their governments.  America will also reel from the waking up of its populace as more people become conscious and realize that they can throw off oppressive circumstances, and not buy into the fear and lack consciousness which certain groups try to perpetuate to keep in power.  Uranus in Aries will create new paradigms in medicine, health, economic, financial, governmental, and global consciousness. It will be interesting to see what shows up in the news and how things unfold in the upcoming days."


Many astrologers have said that humanity will experience new structures and new beginnings sparked by metaphysical insights over the next six months and that this is an auspicious time to take inspired action on a personal level.


So how do we deal with all these rapid changes?  The best ways I know of to survive emotionally and physically are daily mantra and pranayama practices and frequent pujas.  If you don't have access to pujas near you, then you can both order the Puja at Home DVD and order a personal puja to be performed for you, as you design it for your needs.  They are available online at the list of priests and pujaris below.  I find it helpful to chant mantras to reduce negativity and to play the puja DVD regularly to clear my home, even if I am not home.  I often turn on the DVD and play it while I am out running errands and find my home much more pleasant when I get back.


As to pranayama, Namadeva did 108 alternate nostril pranayama breaths (with no counting between inhale and exhale) daily, which cleared and energized him to start his day.  I do a few of these, but I find that Yogananda's kriya pranayama works best for me.  For a general cleanout, use Namadeva's Dr. Wright's Cleanout Technique CD.  Any healers (or lawyers) should especially use it daily, even if only the short version, to dump what you have picked up from your clients.


If you have unresolved physical illnesses, Disk 1 of the CD-set Mantra Therapy, Intensives 1,2 has been reported to have healed or ameliorated Aids, CFS, and many lesser systemic illnesses.  If you have unresolved mental/emotional issues, Disk 2 of the set is designed to heal those issues, and the mantras therein have healed people with serious disorders.  If you simply have stress, even listening to it in your car on the way home from work has been very helpful for me in my lawyering days.


Many of us have prosperity issues, but relatively few people have been willing to do all the mantras on the Mantra Therapy for Prosperity CD as a 40-day discipline.  There are Shiva mantras there to eliminate blockages and Lakshmi and other mantras to bring in abundance.  Take advantage of the new expansion astrologically and bless yourself with prosperity.


Mantra practice should always begin with one mala of a Ganesha mantra, because it will bring the scattered mind into focus on your intention.  Then do whichever mantra(s) you choose.  Even a few minutes morning and evening will calm your mind and heal your body, not to mention working to remove your karma.


Additionally, the Mantra of the Month said three times daily is a wonderful prayer for bringing happiness, peace and prosperity to the whole world.


There will be many earth changes in the next few years and the ongoing necessity to ameliorate the climate change from human abuse of resources.  The mantra set below is very helpful for the Earth and the devas for each state and country, as well as the animals and humans.  All are Ganesha mantras to set right what has gone wrong or to support the good.  And our great smiling friend, Ganesha, wants to bring it to you immediately.

Mantra of the month:
सर्वेषां स्वस्ति भवतु । सर्वेषां शान्तिर्भवतु ।
सर्वेषां पूर्नं भवतु । सर्वेषां मड्गलं भवतु ॥
Sarveshām Svastir Bhavatu
Sarveshām Shāntir Bhavatu
Sarveshām Poornam Bhavatu
Sarveshām Mangalam Bhavatu
May good befall all,
May there be peace for all
May all be fit for perfection,
May all experience that which is auspicious.
सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः। सर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः।
सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु। मा कश्चित् दुःख भाग्भवेत्॥
Sarve bhavantu sukhinaḥ
Sarve santu nirāmayāḥ
Sarve bhadrāṇi pashyantu
Ma kash'chit duḥkha bhāg'bhavet
Om, May all be happy. May all be healthy.
May we all experience what is good and let no one suffer.

Mantras for Healing the Earth

Om Vighna Nashanaya Namaha
To relieve energy blockages especially for the Devas that work with the energies of the various species: wind, water, plant, bird, mammal, fish and human.

Om Ucchista Ganapatayei Namaha
To destroy negativity 

Om Vakratundaya Hum
To correct something that is not working properly.

Om Dhumra Ketuve Namaha
To bring difficult circumstances under an umbrella of peace.

Om Gana Dhyakshaya Namaha
To bring healing to a group. In this case, the people harmed by the earthquakes and tsunami. 

Om Kshipra Prasadaya Namaha
 For immediate assistance.

We offer a number of pujas and fire ceremonies which may be done on your behalf for various purposes.  You will find a list of them here:

If you wish to have a puja performed for you, purchase it online, and one of the priests will contact you to make arrangements with you as to which puja or fire ceremony/yajna you want and when. 


Certified Priests and Pujari
Sri Savitri Devi and Maheshwara,
Sanatana Dharma Satsang Certified Priests, are available for pujas and fire ceremonies in absentia.  Please click here for further details:  Pujas in absentia

Bharata/Bill Barry, a Certified Priest who lives in Massachusetts, is available for pujas and yajnas in his area. Please contact him at 

Rajeshwari/Gretchen Carmel is a Certified Priest, living in Keene, NH.  She is available for pujas and yajnas in her area.  Please contact her at

Mahavir has been certified by Sanatana Dharma Satsang as a Pujari for 9 years.  He is available to do pujas or yajnas in Brooklyn or at your location in the New York City area on a donation basis.  He can be reached at

Parvati/Pat Murphy J has been certified by Sanatana Dharma Satsang as a Pujari.  She is available for pujas and yajnas in Los Angeles area.  Please contact her at


The works of Thomas Ashley-Farrand (Namadeva Acharya) give unprecedented, detailed instruction in how to empower yourself using the techniques of the ancient sages and rishis.  He and Satyabhama have been given the mission by their Gurus Sadguru Sant Keshavadas and Rama Mata to bring these teachings to everyone.   


To that end, he wrote and recorded a number of works.  He also traveled to North America and the UK to teach workshops, which Satyabhama is now continuing. 

Bi-annually, we lead a Pilgrimage Tour of India's Holy Places, visiting with the Shankaracharayas at Kanchi Math, Vishwa Shanti Ashram (our gurus ashram), and doing fire ceremonies in the Himalayas, among the highlights of the trip. 


We have founded a religious organization, Sanatana Dharma Satsang, which has opened a Gayatri Temple in Beaverton, Oregon.   Plans are in the works to found temples with residential communities in Oregon, New Mexico, and other locations.  The link to it is in the right column.


These works are offered in a spirit of service.  We sincerely hope that they will further you on your path.


Prem & Shanti,
Satyabhama (Margalo Ashley-Farrand)
Saraswati Publications, LLC
In This Issue
Big Energetic Shifts
Mantra of the Month
Mantras for Healing the Earth
Certified Priests & Pujaris
Video Quick Links
Visit with SatGuru Mata at Vishwa Shanti Ashram and Pujas
India Video
India Video HD

The Ancient Power of Sanskrit Mantra and Ceremony

Vital Yoga, A Sourcebook for Students & Teachers, by Meta Chaya Herschl -

This is a full-color yoga book like no other on the market. Meta Hirschl opens the door to the full vision of yoga with graphics, photographs, and personal stories.

Rama & Sita Workshop, Co-Starring Hanuman, a version of the Ramanaya with mantra intensives, including the Bala Ati Bala mantra - 16 CDs.

Ganesha's Abode of Bliss Guided Meditation (CD)


Ancient Power of Sanskrit Mantra and Ceremony, Volumes I, II & III CD-sets now  available separately or bundled with or without the books.   

True Stories of Spiritual Power on Amazon Kindle to download to iPod, iPhone, iPad, or your computer

Dr. Wright's Clean Out Technique - guided pranayama for healing and releasing negativity 

Piercing the Knots-Granthis CD - A Mantra & Visualization Meditation to gently release the Kundalini from its home at the base chakra, through the knots and to the crown chakra, then back again.

Gayatri Mantra Meditation -2CDs with the long and short versions of the mantra, an intensive Gayatri Discipline and 1000 Names & Powers of Gayatri on Disk 2.


Mantra Therapy for Prosperity CD 

- Help with karmic blocks to prosperity and mantras to bring it in.

Other Mantra Therapy CDs in the series: 

Healing Intensives 1,2;

Restoration of Dharma & Peace


Mantra, Path to Spiritual and Material Attainment

- a 15-hour workshop on 14 CDs.  This is a comprehensive overview of Eastern and esoteric cosmology and spirituality with mantra intensive practice.  Click on its name for a complete description.  

Quick Links Online Store 

Preview of Ganesha Puja from DVD
Join Our Mailing List 
2011 Schedule of Workshops

Satyabhama will be doing workshops in the following places: 

March - Boston, MA; Keene, NH

April - Tampa, FL; London, England

May - MO:  Kansas City & St. Louis
June - Portland, OR; Maple Ridge, BC; Satguru Rama Mata in OR
July - Alberta:  Red Deer & Calgary

August - SUMMER RETREAT in NH; Ontrario - Niagara Falls, Toronto

September - Chicago, IL

October - Asheville, NC; Charleston, SC

November - Sherman, TX

December - Austin, TX
2011 information:

May 2012:  India Pilgrimage - emphasis on Goddess temples
Gayatri Murthi
Gayatri Murthi
  Events at the Gayatri Temple

Apr. 3, 2 pm   

Healing Rama Puja


April 24, 2 pm

Easter Sunday   

Esoteric Holy Spirit Puja


May 17 (Tues)  

Wesak/Buddha's Day Celebration


May 29, 2 pm 

Satya-Naranaya Puja

The puja to grant desires in Kali Yuga


June 24-26    

Satguru Rama Mata Programs

Fri eve and Sun morning: Hari Katha - Stories & Songs of Saints of India

Sat: Lakshmi/Gayatri Yajna


Jul 23 (Sat) Panduranga-Rukmini Fire Ceremony

These are the Kalki Avatars to come at the end of Kali Yuga


August 13 or 20 (Sat) - 2 pm 

Lalita Yajna, led by Maheshwara

Sept. 24 - (Sat) 2 pm 

Sudarshana Chakra Yajna

Oct. 1 - Namadeva Acharya's First Mahasamadhi Celebration     


Nov. 13 - TBA


Dec. 21 - 7 pm 

Winter Solstice Planetary Puja    


Dec. 31 - 9:30 pm 

New Year's Eve Gayatri Celebration 

Click here for the calendar


Portland, OR
Gayatri Temple Meetup
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Contact Helen at 


Cochrane, Alberta, Canada 

Los Angeles, CA
Atma Jyoti Chanting Group, Contact Jagadamba,  Certified Mantra Instructor:
Centennial, CO
Contact Maheshwara, Certified Priest: 


Kilauea, HI

Contact Anandra George, Certified Mantra Instructor:

Chicago, IL
Contact Mary Huddleston, Certified Mantra Instructor, at

St. Louis, MO
Contact Nita Turnage,
Certified Mantra Instructor, at

Western  MA Contact Rev. Bharata/Bill Barry, Certified Priest, at

New Hampshire
Contact Don Campbell and Chris Walsh, Certified Mantra Instructors:

New York-Upstate

Contact Saraswati/Mary-Ann Muth,

Austin, TX
Contact Sara Minnis: 
New Braunfels, TX
Contact Roger Hays at  

Sherman, TX

Listed at Dr. Jennifer Laing's website: